I haven't been writing much these last few months. Life has been increasingly crazy but last night I read a post that inspired me. Lindsay from Once Upon a Mommy wrote a post called, "My Younger Self".
It really got me thinking about what I would tell my younger self if I could go back in time and tell myself all about what age and experience has taught me.
I would tell that young high school girl not to be so "by the book". I would tell her to relax and have fun and less goodie-2-shoes-like. You see I was a BIG rule follower. Never skipped class, never missed curfew, never drank or smoked while I was in High School (Although I certainly made up for it in college...). I kept my virtue very close if you catch my drift. I was a good girl and I was loyal and I always put everyones needs above my own.
I would tell myself that Photography can be a REAL job and I would have pursued it in college instead of getting a degree in something I scarcely remember or will ever use in my life.
I would tell my younger self to s l o w d o w n. I was never happy with where I was, I always thought the next step was where I wanted to be. So I never just enjoyed being in the moment because I was too busy trying to get to the next big thing.
I would also tell her that pleaseing everyone else just because you hate confrontation will never make her happy in the end.
I would tell her that she has 2 beautiful and extremely bouncey baby boys waiting for her in the future so just relax and take her time getting there.